Emerald City Comicon 2014 Updates

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Emerald City ComiCon‘s newsletter has some major updates for their 2014 convention with new guests, tickets available for sale, and more!

Tickets Now In Stores!
Tickets to the 2014 Emerald City Comicon are now on sale in stores. And while you’re buying, don’t forget that we’ve expanded Friday into a full day of fun (10am-7pm). More than half of the show’s tickets have already been sold, so stop waiting. Get your ticket for all three days right now! [Tickets Are On Sale Here]

A Reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions
The Committee for Line Reductions would like to note that starting this year, if you buy your ticket online, we’re mailing your badge to you about a month before the show. If you buy your ticket at your local comic book store, you’ll exchange that ticket for a badge at that same store anytime in March. Either way, you won’t need to wait in a line to trade in your ticket at the show! This has been a reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions.

So. Many. GUESTS!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve added more special guests than we can possibly list.

Here’s just a few of our new celebrity guests and voice actors: Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen), Bill Farmer (Voice of Goofy) and Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson). The complete list of celebrities is here: [Celebrity Guests] and the voice actors are here: [Voice Talent]

As for our special guests, recent additions include Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Jason Aaron (Thor), Peter David (X-Factor), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Ed McGuinness (Nova) and DOZENS more! [Check out the full list of guests here]

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out who we’re adding next!

More Hotels!
While we’ve expanded our deals into more hotels, half of them are now sold out! Make sure to hit our hotels page and reserve your room before they’re all booked up! [Find Hotel Deals Here]

More Comics!
Every week, we’re adding more free comics to our website. A new Tales From The Con is posted every Wednesday. You can also read the ongoing adventures of the Emerald City Crusader and Emerald City Crusaderette in our very own webcomic, Emerald City Cusader Chronicles, new pages are posted every Tuesday and Thursday. [Read our comics! Yes, COMICS!!]

CA – Justice League of America Signing

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Writers Geoff Johns and Andrew Kreisberg appear at Earth-2 Comics Northridge on Saturday March 2, 2013 from noon to 2:00 pm to celebrate the relaunch of Justice League of America and Justice League of America’s Vibe. The writers will be available to meet with fans and sign the first issues of both Justice League of America, written by Johns, and illustrated by David Finch, and Vibe, written by Kreisberg and Johns, and illustrated by Pete Woods.

While Johns has been writing the hit Justice League series since 2011, this marks the debut of the classic Justice League of America title in DC Comics’s popular New 52 line of titles. Vibe originated in the 1980s Justice League of America series but the character died heroically in the line of duty.

Justice League of America #1 is being released with 53 covers featuring the United States flag along with the flags of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The event will take place at Earth-2 Comics Northridge located at 8967 Reseda Blvd. on Saturday March 2 from noon-2pm.

All-American snacks will be available from the Munchie Machine food truck.

Geoff Johns is the award-winning writer of such popular comic-book series as Green Lantern, Blackest Night, Aquaman and Superman Secret Origin as well as the screenwriter of acclaimed episodes of Smallville. He currently serves as Chief Creative Office of DC Comics and is a partner in Earth-2 Comics Northridge.

Andrew Kreisberg is currently Executive Producer of the hit Arrow TV series on the CW. In addition to serving as writer and co-executive producer on such TV series as Warehouse 13 and Fringe, he has also written such comic books as Green Arrow/Black Canary and the well-received Batman/Joker tale Dead to Rights.

Earth-2 Comics, founded in 2003, was the 2007 winner of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. In 2009, Earth-2 opened a second location in Northridge. In 2011, Earth-2 was named “Best Place to Stock Up on Trade Paperbacks” by the LA Weekly in their annual Best of LA issue.

RSVP on Facebook!

Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804

Fringe Kicks Off Final Season Celebration At SDCC 2012

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Press Release:

Fringe Kicks Off Final Season Celebration At Comic-Con 2012

First time ever in Hall H; First time ever on Sunday; Final panel at Comic-Con

BURBANK, Calif. (June 13, 2012) – Calling all Fringe fans — from Westfield to Alt-San Diego! The acclaimed thriller’s stars and executive producers will return one final time to Comic-Con International: San Diego®, the world’s greatest pop culture convention, to celebrate the show’s fifth and final season with its incredibly devoted fans. For the first time ever, the show’s panel will be held on a Sunday — July 15 — and it will take place in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.

    •     Series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble will join the show’s executive producers for the panel
    •     In their final appearance at Comic-Con, the Fringe team will treat fans to an exclusive video presentation, answer burning questions and look at what lies ahead for the climactic conclusion of the acclaimed sci-fi series
    •     Recently renewed for its fifth and final season, Fringe continues to explore new cases with endless impossibilities. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.
  •     For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC, and visit TheWB.com/comiccon for more information.

Scene and Heard: J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

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J.H. Wyman and Jeff Pinkner, Executive Producers from Fringe, spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: Seth Gabel from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

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Seth Gabel from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: Blair Brown from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

Blair Brown from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: John Noble from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

John Noble from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

Scene and Heard: Joshua Jackson from Fringe at WonderCon 2012

Joshua Jackson from Fringe spoke to the press at WonderCon in Anaheim, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there. Listen to the audio below.

WonderCon 2012 Con Report!

When I first heard that WonderCon was going to be in Anaheim this year, I was partially thrilled, only because I’d save money on airfare and hotel stays. However, I completely forgot that SF has one thing over LA, which is less traffic.

Due to horrible weather over the weekend, in conjunction with two other events going on in the same venue (a cheerleading competition and a volleyball tournament), Anaheim was definitely overcrowded. To be honest, I can’t wait for this show to move back to San Francisco where I feel it truly belongs.

The show itself didn’t seem like the normal WonderCon. Perhaps because it was in the same venue as Wizard World Anaheim, it felt like a bigger version of it. Hollywood’s presence was definitely felt at the show, with big showings of Prometheus with Sir Ridley Scott in attendance, to Spider-Man’s Emma Stone, along with the casts of popular TV shows Community, Fringe, and Alcatraz, WonderCon’s star power was bright.
Artist’s Alley was in full swing, with many transactions occurring over the weekend. And while it didn’t seem too crowded, there was definitely a lot of hustle and bustle, and the show seemed to always be busy.
Again, while this weekend may have been a success, I definitely miss the atmosphere of San Francisco, and while it’s cheaper, it’s definitely worth the money to visit the Bay Area and enjoy the sights and sounds that Northern California has to offer.

I couldn’t take too many pictures as my battery was extremely low over the weekend, but here’s a look at some of the things WonderCon had to offer!

The dreary weather looms over the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

The crowds going in and out of the show floor lobby.

 

Fans get to pose in front of the giant Avengers poster with Mjolnir and Cap's shield at the Marvel booth!

 

People also got to pose in front of the green screen at DC's booth, where they printed out your picture right there! Oh the wonders of modern technology.

 

The crowds of people rushing to their destinations on the show floor!

 

The extremely busy artist alley at WonderCon!

 

One half of the line for the hallroom showing Prometheus!

 

Bane shrugging around.

 

The best costume of WonderCon.

 

Art Adams taking a commission list at the beginning of the show.

 

The busiest man in Artist Alley: Scott Snyder!

 

Jim Lee meet and greeting his many fans at the DC booth!

 

The cast and creators of Fringe!

 

Gillian Jacobs of Community smiles during press roundtable interviews.

 

Yvette Nicole Brown talking about future episodes of Community.

 

Mr. Chou (or Chang)!

 

Joseph Gordon Levitt at WonderCon promoting Looper!

 

Big Bird bids adieu and hopes to see you at WonderCon next year!

CA – Secret Selves Exhibition

 

Leonard Nimoy appears with Zachary Quinto at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday September 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm!

Press Release:

Actor turned photographer/folk anthropologist Leonard Nimoy discusses his photographic project, Secret Selves. Inspired by the Greek mythological idea that ever since Zeus split humans in two each person has been searching for his or her other half to feel complete, Nimoy asked subjects to reveal their hidden halves in front of his camera. The result is a collection of more than 100 portraits and interviews that explore humanity’s alternate self. Nimoy will discuss what was revealed about his own secret self while capturing others’.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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